THE SNOOP

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We will not discriminate.  (Although we will often poke fun.)

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Boston Next Step: Community-Driven action is the antidote for tragedy

We have a soft spot for any community who gathers out of common ideals of compassionate social good.  So we love the work of Lynn and Doug Julian, who created Boston Next Step, a community-driven organization committed to the ongoing recovery of survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, as well as first-responders, friends and anyone affected by the tragedy.

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You do not need to be a giant to raise hopes as high as the sky.

This is a very cool Snoop, and one that we proudly captured on film ourselves.

#DoctorBeDancing is a young doctor in Boston who loves to dance and decided to just randomly bring a boombox in public, wearing his scrubs, and passing the hat. But instead of keeping the spare change and dollars for his own gain, he donates all of his raise money to charity.

One of the founding principles of The Next Level is to take your talents and passions and use them toward goals bigger than personal gains and accomplishments.

Everything you do is worth more than you imagine. And this guy totally represents that. 

Consistent practices. Universal lessons.

What helps us make room or more love?  

We live in a culture which praises aggression and accomplishments that we "do for ourselves." Yet those who are consistent and disciplined in a practice are graced with the ability to also create more generosity, more temperance, and more good.

Today's Snoop came from J.R. Hitchcock, and alumnus from the remarkable Next Level team, Epic.  It's a bit of inspiration that echoes the sentiment from above in a simple, charming way.

Many of us have seen stories and tales of the remarkable Mrs. Shepherd, but we honestly don't think hers is an example that can be too often mentioned. It's hard not to admire the message her work sends about how external aesthetics can marry with internal grace in a way that not only is without conflict, but to the mutual benefit of both.  

This is how we all hoped bodybuilding would actually be like.

We have no idea what is going on in this video, but when we Snooped it we realized it is basically awesome.

Big trouble in the gym !!

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Posted by BOXHAUS on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Some satires of muscleheads are content to merely mock us from afar.  Other satires are a conglomerate of in-jokes.  But every once in a while someone achieves both comedy heights at once – and does it stone-cold, straight-up, deadpan serious.  

If you ever felt awesome while working out with weights, this video will be the nicest wink and nod you have gotten in a long time.

Give a little love. Get a little love.

Sometimes the Snoop is deep within the world of strength and aesthetic sports, and other times it is high above in the clouds of philosophy.  Today is one of those latter days.

The Third Law all athletes agree to when joining Next Level is "Pay it forward."  There is value in all gifts and all accomplishments.  This value has worth. So if we commit to paying an equal value – even if that payment looks different than how we received it – then our work would have meant something in the world.

Well, today, The Next Level was asked (again) to "pay forward."  So we Snooped our own message from our good friend, Next Level alumnus Peter Munoz-Bennett (The Drive(n))>  He simply suggested that we "pay it forward," and he left us this inspiring video.

And so, we're doing just that.

Remember the Third Law.  Use all you've been given and pay forward!